by Monica Brown, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
Once there was a little boy named Neftalí who loved wild things wildly and quiet things quietly. From the moment he could talk, he surrounded himself with words. Neftalí discovered the magic between the pages of books. When he was sixteen, he began publishing his poems as Pablo Neruda.Pablo wrote poems about the things he loved—things made by his friends in the café, things found at the marketplace, and things he saw in nature. He wrote about the people of Chile and their stories of struggle. Because above all things and above all words, Pablo Neruda loved people.
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People
Monica Brown is the author of several bilingual books for children inspired by her Peruvian-American heritage. She is a recipient of the Américas Award for Children’s Literature and a professor of English at Northern Arizona University.Julie Paschkis has illustrated many award-winning books, including Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman and Through Georgia’s Eyes by Rachel Rodríguez. For this book, Julie traveled to Chile to see Neruda’s home and the people that inspired him.
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication date: 3/29/2011
Age range: 6 - 9 Year
- Biography & Autobiography | Literary Poetr
- Neruda, Pablo -Poets, Chilean -20th century -Poets